Coldplay will earn a reported two million pounds sterling for performing 12 songs at the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi tonight(New Year's Eve)

Coldplay will have a nice pay night tonight, for just 12 songs to be performed at the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi after Emir Sheikh Khalifa personally invited them.

As part of the deal, Coldplay were also presented with free VIP tickets to watch Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at the World Tennis Championship exhibition. Thrown in also is a £3,000-a-night suite at Emirates Palace and a helicopter to and from the show.

Each band member reportedly has his own dressing room with fresh food supplies - including chicken and vegetable shawarmas -after "each costume change". According to the Daily Mirror, platinum table tickets for the show cost £4,300, which includes champagne, spirits and parking.